That was a great speech last night. I enjoyed every word of it. I share Judge Jeanine's enthusiasm.
"But how can you of all people, someone who is always going on about how language matters and who rails regularly against its misuse, stomach Trump's exaggerations and falsehoods? He self-servingly claimed, for example, that he beat Hillary in a 'landslide' when we all know he lost the popular vote."
I will respond with an answer an erstwhile leftist friend gave when I complained to him about Obama's utterly brazen lying and bullshitting. His response was that all politicians lie. (Of course, a lie is not the same as a false statement, and while we know that Obama and Hillary are brazen and very skillful liars, it is much less clear that Trump comes up to their level of intentional misrepresentation of facts.)
The point, of course, is that we overlook the faults of those whose views we share. If you were to prove to me that Trump is as shameless a liar as Obama or the Clintons, I would respond: "You may be right, but he is our liar." In other words, he forwards the agenda we think salutary and impedes the agenda of hate-America leftists. And that is what really matters.
I think Trump is basically right in his ideas and that, had he not beaten the destructive leftist Hillary, then the "fundamental transformation" Obama promised would be upon us in short order.
Bear in mind what I have said many times before: no lover of a thing desires that thing's fundamental transformation. Now a patriot is one who loves his country, ergo, etc.
Dennis Prager puts his finger on why the Never-Trumpers opposed and still oppose Trump:
They do not believe that America is engaged in a civil war, with the survival of America as we know it at stake.
While they strongly differ with the Left, they do not regard the left–right battle as an existential battle for preserving our nation. On the other hand, I, and other conservative Trump supporters, do.
That these comfortable yappers and scribblers who form una clasa discutidora do not see the existential threat to the Republic is largely due to their isolation in their echo chambers. They need to get out of the swamp and into the heartland.